The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sent notice to Kingfisher Airlines to stop selling tickets following reports that it had started accepting bookings from Friday, a day after it proposes to end its lockout.

“We have sent a notice to the airline to stop bookings,” a top official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said here.

Soon after Kingfisher extended its lockout till October 12, travel agents said ticket sale had resumed for flights starting this weekend.

The lockout was declared after a strike by engineers and pilots over delay in payment of salaries.

The airline got some reprieve as bankers agreed to release up to Rs 60 crore from escrow accounts to make salary payments. But employees said they have not received any payment so far.

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